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Program: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

What is it?

Funding for the Community Development Block Grant program that allows states and cities to set priorities for certain housing, job creation/retention, and public service efforts that address the needs of low-moderate income individuals. Massachusetts CDBG Phase 1 dollars will be available for mortgage and rental assistance, grants to microenterprises, and public social services.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$5B US

Phase 1: $2B US; $20.4M MA; $40.3M MA Entitlement Communities (standard formula)

Phase 2: $1B US; $26M MA (states only)

Phase 3: $2B US; TBD MA (needs based)

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards to states and entitlement communities.

Who applies for/receives funds?

States (DHCD) and entitlement communities administer funds for local grantees.

How do the dollars flow?

HUD disburses to states and entitlement communities. State then generally distributes to non-entitlement communities based on need for specific local programs. Non-entitlements then administer their own activities and programs or distribute to local organizations to address those local needs and priorities. Entitlement communities distribute directly to local organizations for local priorities. CARES Phase 2 allocation will allow State to distribute both entitlement and non-entitlements.

How is the program being advertised?

HUD is notifying states and entitlement communities of grant awards as available. DHCD is notifying non-entitlement communities and other stakeholders of the Phase 1 funding availability.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

DHCD has proposed a CDBG Plan Amendment with a public comment period through 5/7/20. HUD announced allocations for Phase 2 on 5/11/20. DHCD announced the Phase 1 NOFA on 5/15/20 through CommBuys, bid BD-20-1076-OCDDE-OCD01-51656. The application deadline for Phase 1 is 6/12/20 with rolling applications thereafter. DHCD announced funding awards on 7/16/20 and dedicated a portion of Phase 1 funding for the new $20M Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance program – read more about ERMA here.

Resources

CPD CDBG CARES Act Funding Allocations - Phase 1  

CPD CDBG CARES Act Funding Allocations - Phase 2

CPD CDBG CARES Act Funding Allocation Methodology – Phase 2

Program: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

What is it?

Funding for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program to be used for the reduction of poverty, revitalization of low-income communities, and empowerment of low-income families and individuals. Common services include emergency assistance with basic needs (rent, utilities, food), early education/care, employment training/job readiness, health care access/enrollment, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$1B US

$24.77 MA

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) distributing to states.

Who applies for/receives funds?

States (DHCD) will allocate at least 90% of funding to eligible entities (Community Action Agencies, or CAAs) in accordance with formula in CSBG State Plan. Under the CARES Act, CSBG funded services can assist low-income families and individuals up to 200% FPL (normally, CSBG funds are for 125% FPL).

How do the dollars flow?

HHS disburses funds to DHCD per a formula. DHCD distributes 90% of funding to the 23 CAAs to respond to local needs. DHCD can use up to 5% of funds for administration and the remainder for discretionary projects that respond to COVID-19.

How is the program being advertised?

HHS is notifying states of grant awards as available. DHCD notification to CAAs, as well as provision of technical assistance.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACF released program guidance and announced allocations on 5/8/20. DHCD has contracted with CAAs to distribute CSBG funds.

Resources

ACF COVID-19 Stimulus

ACF CSBG CARES Act Funding Guidance (May 8, 2020)

Program: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

What is it?

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible households pay home heating costs. LIHEAP is a fixed benefit amount determined by several factors including but not limited to household size, gross annual income, and heating type. LIHEAP heating season is November 1st through April 30th.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$900M US

$27.1M MA

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children & Families (ACF) distributes funding to states. DHCD contracts with Local Administrative Agencies (LAAs) who administer to local households.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Low-income households apply for funds from LAAs.

How do the dollars flow?

DHCD administers the LIHEAP program and allocates funding to 20 LAAs. DHCD contracts with LAAs to administer the benefit to eligible households. States will have 2 years to spend this funding, with the expectation that there will be a surge in LIHEAP applications due to the impact of COVID-19.

How is the program being advertised?

ACF will notify states of grant awards as available. DHCD will notify LAAs of allocations when new CARES Act funds are available. LAAs promote LIHEAP programs within their own service areas. Note: DHCD already allowed for extended application period for the current heating season and for secondary payments. 

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACF announced state funding allocations on 5/8/20. Pending additional guidance.

Resources

ACF COVID-19 Stimulus

ACF LIHEAP DCL Initial COVID-19 Program Guidance 

ACF LIHEAP CARES Act Funds Allocation Announcement

ACF COVID-19 Resources for Grantees, Partners and Stakeholders

Program: Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)

What is it?

The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) is a need-based program that supplements and expands the ongoing work of local social service organizations to provide shelter, food and supportive services to individuals and families in emergencies.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$200M US

$3.99M MA

Who is administering the program?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers this program to the EFSP National Board, which distributes funds to localities.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Funds are distributed to local services organizations (Local Recipient Organizations, LROs). Any nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides food and shelter services may apply for funds.

How do the dollars flow?

The National Board receives funds from FEMA, which allocates funds to different localities based on an allocation formula using the most recent national population, unemployment, and poverty statistics. The Local EFSP Boards typically will then advertise funding availability and determine which LROs are to receive program funding.

How is the program being advertised?

The National Board will provide CARES Act updates on the EFSP website. It is likely that announcements will subsequently be sent via email to all qualifying jurisdictions and State Set-Aside (SSA) Committees.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. Funding allocations have been announced. Local Board Plans are due to the National Board by 5/29/20. Local Boards may begin the application process in their jurisdictions, including advertising the availability of funding. Find Local Board contact information here. Payments to awarded organizations expected to begin 6/1/20.

Resources

EFSP CARES Funding Information 

EFSP Preliminary Funding Notice – CARES Funding

EFSP CARES Funding Key Dates

EFSP CARES Funding Overview and Guidance

Program: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

What is it?

Additional funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. To get SNAP, individuals must be low-income and eligible for SNAP benefits depends on financial and nonfinancial criteria.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$15.8B US

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) distributes funds to state agencies.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Eligible low-income individuals apply for SNAP through the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

How do the dollars flow?

The dollars flow from USDA to DTA, which administers the benefits in MA. These additional SNAP funds are likely distributed to low-income individuals via EBT cards.

How is the program being advertised?

The USDA will likely notify DTA when funding allocations are available. Individuals can apply for SNAP benefits online, and DTA has a SNAP Outreach Unit, comprised of community organizations, that can help individuals apply for benefits.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

Individuals can currently apply for SNAP benefits through DTA.

 

Resources

DTA COVID-19 Resources and Support

DTA Snap Outreach Partners

Program: Municipal Liquidity Facility

What is it?

The Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF) will lend to states and municipalities to help manage cash flow stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. States, cities, and counties may use the proceeds of notes purchased by the MLF to purchase similar notes issued by other political subdivisions and governmental entities.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$500B US available in lending, with $35B in credit protection from the CARES Act

 

Who is administering the program?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (read more here)

Who applies for/receives funds?

States, eligible counties (population > 500,000) and cities (population > 250,000) may sell to the facility. See this Federal Reserve resource for details on maximum eligible notes per locality. Massachusetts, Norfolk County, and the City of Boston are eligible for the MLF. Additionally, the Governor may designate up to two issuers in their jurisdictions whose revenues are generally derived from operating government activities (such as public transit, airports, toll facilities, and utilities) to be eligible to directly use the facility.

How do the dollars flow?

States and eligible municipalities can issue short-term notes to be purchased by the special purpose vehicle (SPV) under the Facility. The SPV (Municipal Liquidity Facility LLC) has designated BLX Group LLC (BLX) as its administrative agent. BLX will review notices of interest and applications, and be available to respond to questions.

How is the program being advertised?

The Federal Reserve will keep market participants apprised and announce in advance when the SPV will commence operations and begin purchasing Eligible Notes.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. The NY Fed released materials for a Notice of Interest (NOI) for eligible issuers on 5/15/20. Completing a NOI is an initial step for Eligible Issuers to provide eligibility information to the SPV. The NY Fed published application instructions and legal documents, as well as sample application materials, on 5/18/20. Interested applicants should submit a NOI and supporting documentation to MLFnoi@blxgroup.com. Upon approval of the NOI, Eligible Issuers will be invited to complete an application.

Resources

Municipal Liquidity Facility

Municipal Liquidity Facility - Term Sheet

Municipal Liquidity Facility - FAQ

Municipal Liquidity Facility - Pricing Appendix

Program: State and Local Stimulus Funds

What is it?

Funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund may be used for reimbursement for any COVID-19-related costs between March 1 and December 30th, 2020. Costs may include shelter, equipment, overtime, IT, etc. Funds cannot be used to fill gaps created by reduced revenues.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$150B US

$2.673B MA ($120.8M to Boston and $90.9M to Plymouth County)

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Treasury will distributed funds to states and local governments.

Who applies for/receives funds?

U.S. Treasury will distribute funds to states and local governments. Eligible local units of government include the City of Boston and the following counties: Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester.

How do the dollars flow?

Dollars will likely flow from the U.S. Treasury to state and local government entities on a 75% reimbursement basis. Governments should be tracking all COVID-19 related costs.

How is the program being advertised?

U.S. Treasury notified states and municipalities of funding as available. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance (ANF) and the Department of Local Services (DLS) notified municipalities of funding availability. For questions, contact DLS at LocalGovCaresAct@dor.state.ma.us

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. The U.S. Treasury made allocations and payments to states and eligible units of government. Massachusetts cities and towns can request funds for COVID-19 expenses by submitting an application to DLS from 5/15/20 through 6/5/20. Visit the DLS CARES Act page for details.

Resources

U.S. Treasury CARES Act Assistance for State and Local Governments 

U.S. Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance

U.S. Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQ

U.S. Treasury Payments to States and Eligible Units of Government

ANF Guidance to Municipalities on Coronavirus Relief Fund

 

ANF Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQs 

DLS Bulletin 2020-7 Accounting for COVID-19 Emergency Expenditures and Reimbursements (6/3/20) 

Program: FEMA Disaster Relief

What is it?

Funding for eligible response and recovery efforts for states, localities, and non-profits related to COVID-19. This may include funds for emergency operation centers, security and law enforcement overtime, emergency medical care, ventilators and PPE, temporary medical facilities, training, emergency medical transport, cleaning, and public communications. The incident period begins January 20, 2020.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$45B US

TBD MA (75% reimbursement for eligible expenses. 50% advance provided initially)

Who is administering the program?

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) distributes reimbursement funds to states, localities, and eligible non-profits.

Who applies for/receives funds?

FEMA distributes reimbursement funds to states, localities, and eligible non-profits.

How do the dollars flow?

State agencies must track eligible spending and coordinate with the Comptroller and the Executive Office of Administration and Finance, and maintain sufficient documentation for verification by FEMA. Municipalities and eligible non-profit organizations may use FEMA’s grants portal to seek reimbursement.

How is the program being advertised?

MEMA has information posted on their website about the FEMA Public Assistance Program, including webinars and other resources.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. The FEMA Simplified Application Process within Grants Portal went live on 5/5/20 for applicants with approved Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) to complete the application and submit applications for eligible costs incurred for the COVID-19 response.

Resources

MEMA COVID-19 Federal Disaster Declaration

Program: FTA Transit Relief

What is it?

FTA grants will be made available to transit operators for costs associated with protecting public health and ensuring access to essential locations while revenue declines.  This funding represents an increase in formula funds received by the MBTA and RTAs annually, which may be used for operating expenses or capital program support. Operating expenses beginning on January 20, 2020 for all rural and urban recipients, are also eligible, including operating expenses to maintain transit services as well as paying for administrative leave for transit personnel due to reduced operations during an emergency.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$25B US: $22.7B to urban areas (49 USC 5307) and $2.2B to rural areas (49 USC 5311)

$1.03B MA under the Urbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5307)

$12.6M MA under the Rural Area Formula Program (Section 5311)

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) distributes funding.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Transit operators (MBTA, RTAs) typically apply for funds from the FTA.

How do the dollars flow?

Typically operators are required to apply for these funds; however, the bill language appears to require that they are directly apportioned to operators.

How is the program being advertised?

FTA likely to notify recipients of urbanized area and rural area formula funds of award amounts.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

Grants allocations announced 4/9/20. Pending Federal Guidance.

Resources

FTA FY2020 CARES Act Supplemental Public Transportation Apportionments and Allocations

FTA Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

FTA CARES Act Funding FAQs

Program: Economic Development Assistance Funds

What is it?

EDA funds to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Strategy or implementation grants for public infrastructure (including broadband), business incubators, capitalization of revolving loan funds, technical assistance, capacity building, and activities that support business and job creation. EDA expects to fund at least 80% and up to 100% of eligible project costs

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$1.5B US

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) distributes funding to eligible applicants through the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program.

 

Who applies for/receives funds?

Eligible applicants include Economic Development Districts (EDDs); state and local governments; institutions of higher education; and public or private nonprofit organizations cooperating with political subdivisions of a state.

How do the dollars flow?

Grants are to be issued from the EDA through the EAA program. Eligible applicants can apply directly to the EDA through Grants.gov.

How is the program being advertised?

EDA posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on their website and shared information via press releases and social media. EOHED has notified regional planning agencies and has partnered with the Division of Local Services (DLS) to notify municipalities about the NOFO.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. Applications opened 5/7/20 and the EDA will award grants on a rolling basis. The EDA encourages prospective applicants to contact their applicable EDA Regional Office representatives to discuss their needs and project plans.

Resources

EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance 

EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance FAQ 

EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) FAQ 

EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance Program One Pager 

Program: Provider Relief Fund

What is it?

Grant funds to reimburse providers for health care related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to COVID-19, including construction of temporary structures, leasing of properties, medical supplies and equipment, workforce and trainings, emergency operation centers, retrofitting facilities, surge capacity. Providers must not collect out-of-pocket payments from COVID-19 patients when the bill exceeds what the patients would have owed if in-network. In addition a $100B allocation from the CARES Act, the Provider Relief Fund received $75B from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$175B US, to be administered in at least 3 phases

Phase 1 & 2: $50B US; $841.4M MA

Phase 3+: $50B; $494.67M MA for high impact; $105.7M MA for low-income and uninsured; $24M MA for rural providers; $112M MA for Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) distributes funds to applicants.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Phase 1 & 2: For providers that received Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursements in 2019.

Phase 3+: Announced allocations include targeted distributions focused on providers particularly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak ($12B), rural providers ($10B), providers with lower shares of Medicare reimbursement or who predominantly serve the Medicaid population and providers for treatment of uninsured individuals ($2B). State-by-state allocation breakdown available here. Additional allocations for skilled nursing facilities ($4.9B).

How do the dollars flow?

Phase 1: HHS distributed funds to providers via direct deposit or paper check.

Phase 2: HHS will distribute funding directly to providers on a weekly, rolling basis.

Phase 3+: HHS will likely distribute funding directly to providers.

How is the program being advertised?

HHS announced funding online and likely notified grantees before disbursing payments.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. Phase 1 funding was distributed 4/10 – 4/17. Phase 2 distributions start 4/24/20. Phase 3 distributions as early as the week of 4/27/20. Providers in particularly impacted areas must apply for Phase 3 funds by 3:00 pm on 4/25/20. Providers seeking reimbursement for treatment of uninsured patients can register on 4/27/20 and begin submitting claims in May 2020.

Resources

HHS CARES Act Provider Relief Fund 

HHS COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment to Health Care Providers and Facilities Serving the Uninsured

HHS Data and Award Mapping Tool

Program: Unemployment Insurance Benefits

What is it?

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is an additional $600 weekly benefit available for all claimants from March 29 through July 31, 2020. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) permits nontraditional claimants (self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy) to receive up to 39 weeks of UI benefits. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is a 13-week extension of benefits for claimants who have exhausted previous UI benefits.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

Benefits paid out under these programs are 100% federally funded.

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) distributes UI funds through corresponding state agencies.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Unemployed or partially unemployed individuals access UI benefits by applying through the MA Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

How do the dollars flow?

States enter into agreements with the U.S. DOL to administer the UI programs. State agencies make payments to claimants as agents of DOL.

How is the program being advertised?

DUA posts UI updates on their website and shares new information through press releases. Individuals are notified of any determination or redetermination of initial and weekly claims.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

FPUC – ACTIVE.

PUA – ACTIVE. Apply at www.mass.gov/pua

PEUC – ACTIVE. Visit www.mass.gov/peuc for information on eligibility and how to apply.

Resources

Massachusetts DUA Guidance on CARES Act Implementation

DOL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER No. 15-20 (April 4, 2020)

DOL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER No. 16-20 (April 5, 2020)

DOL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER No. 17-20 (April 10, 2020)

DOL Additional FPUC Questions and Answers (May 9, 2020)

DOL Additional PEUC Questions and Answers (May 14, 2020)

Program: Short-Time Compensation

What is it?

Under Short-Time Compensation (STC) programs, employers may reduce wages and hours for employees, while those employees may be able to receive partial unemployment benefits. In Massachusetts, this is the WorkShare program. Employers can reduce hours anywhere from 10% to 60% in lieu of layoffs for up to one year, while employees can make a regular wage and receive partial unemployment benefits. 

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

100% reimbursement to state governments with existing STC programs and a 50% reimbursement for states that establish a new STC program.

MA can be reimbursed for 100% of short-time compensation paid under the existing STC program (WorkShare) between March 27 and December 31, 2020.

$100M US (grant program for states who establish a new STC program)

MA is not eligible for grant funding

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) distributes funding or reimbursements to states running or establishing new STC programs.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Employees working reduced hours as part of WorkShare can receive partial unemployment benefits through the program.

How do the dollars flow?

Dollars will flow from the U.S. DOL as reimbursements to the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for benefits paid out to employees through the WorkShare program.

How is the program being advertised?

U.S. DOL will likely notify state agencies of funding.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

Employers can currently establish WorkShare plans and employees can access benefits online through DUA.

Resources

Massachusetts DUA Guidance On CARES Act Implementation

U.S. DOL Guidance on Short-Time Compensation

Program: Support for Airports

What is it?

Assistance to help airport operators manage payroll costs and construction as revenues plummet.  Airports would not be required to pay a local match, which is required with regular Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants. Funds may be used for new airport development, though additional requirements apply. At least 90% of employees must be kept on payroll through December 31st for hub and primary airports

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$10B US of which $7.4B based on enplanements (boardings) and debt service. 

$171M MA ($141.3M for Boston Logan; ~$30M for various regional and municipal airports)

Who is administering the program?

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Airports distributes funding to airport sponsors.

Who applies for/receives funds?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Airports distributes funding to airport sponsors, which include commercial as well as smaller airports.

How do the dollars flow?

Individual airport sponsors/owners to apply for funding from the FAA upon award announcement, though some portions do not require an application for funding (the increased Federal share of FY20 AIP or FY20 Supplemental Discretionary grants).

How is the program being advertised?

Applications (SF 424) are currently available online. The FAA recommends airport sponsors work with their local Office of Airports field office.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. Awards announced 4/14/20. Grant Agreements to be issued in April 2020.

Resources

FAA 2020 CARES Act Grants Airports

FAA 2020 CARS Act Grants FAQ (5/29/20)

Program: National Endowment for the Arts

What is it?

Funding to award grants to nonprofit arts organizations, including arts organizations, local arts agencies, statewide assemblies of local arts agencies, arts services organizations, and units of state, local, or tribal governments. Organizations that received a direct award from the National Endowment for the Arts within the past 4 years are eligible to apply. Uses include salary support, fees for artists or contract personnel, and facilities costs.

Total Budget Provided in CARES Act for US/MA

$75M US

No state allocations announced..

Who is administering the program?

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) administers the program and awards funding to eligible nonprofit arts organizations or local art agencies, for sub-granting.

Who applies for/receives funds?

$50K grants will be awarded directly to eligible nonprofit arts organizations for their own operations. $100K or $250K grants may be awarded to state, regional, or local arts agencies for sub-granting to nonprofits, of which $50K may be used for administration or operations.

How do the dollars flow?

Dollars flow from the NEA as direct grants to eligible nonprofit arts organizations or to state, local, or tribal art agencies for sub-granting to eligible nonprofit arts organizations.

How is the program being advertised?

The NEA website includes application instructions, timelines, and FAQs for this program.

When can applicants apply for the program and when will funds be received if approved?

ACTIVE. Applications to Grants.gov due by 4/22/20. Applications should be submitted to the Applicant Portal from 4/27/20 to 5/4/20. Award announcements beginning June 2020.

Resources

NEA CARES Act Guidelines: Grant Program Description

Last updated: August 4, 2020
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